We Already Know How to Break Through Lies
(Minghui.org) Many practitioners now understand that we have a role to play in clarifying the facts about the U.S. elections, the struggle of good versus evil, the influence of the evil Chinese Communist Party (CCP), etc. We are facing the whole apparatus of legacy media outlets, social media companies, and many in society who believe the fake narrative of a Trump defeat in a clean election. Like Master wrote in “On the General Election,” “Society has been manipulated.”
I hear fellow practitioners asking each other, “How can we break through the lies?” and “If someone doesn’t believe us and is not willing to listen and investigate on his own, how can I change his mind?”
I realized this is very similar to the situation the main body of Dafa practitioners in China has been facing for the past 20 years: a population indoctrinated and brainwashed against Falun Gong by the propaganda media and state apparatus. Overseas practitioners have also faced these lies many times and prevailed. I think for us it’s like a famous American baseball player once said: “It’s like deja-vu, all over again.” If for the past 20 years our fellow disciples have managed to save so many Chinese people who’ve been poisoned, break through the lies, and find a path, so can we also save Westerners.
I’ve also noticed that since Master published his article “On the General Election,” something seems to have changed, and ordinary people are much more willing to listen than before. So I think Master has already opened the way for us, and we just need to walk it.
As we continually try, we will gain valuable experience that will make us more effective. We actually already have a lot of experience; we just need to apply it to a new context. There is of course the inevitable process of:
“You have gone from at first not knowing what to do or how to deal with the persecution to gradually understanding how you should do things.” (“Fa Teaching at the U.S. Capital”)
I don’t think the key is some special technique or a “winning argument” that would make people listen to us. Master said in “Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”:
“I pushed you to your position and have done this to all the Dafa disciples in the world, so that you will be able to save people coming from very high levels. With sufficient righteous thoughts, your words can have power over them, and the words you speak carry higher-level truth in them.”
And also in “Fa Teaching Given at the 2010 New York Fa Conference”:
“When people say things, or when someone explains something to you, or tries to convince you of something, “yap, yap, yap”—a steady stream [of things] pours into your head. Real substances are actually being hurled toward you. […] Of course, what Dafa disciples do is good for people, and our speech stems from righteous thoughts, so what comes forth from our mouths when we speak are lotus flowers.”
So we can have the power of the Fa behind us so that our “lotus flowers” break through into the person’s head.
“Only with a righteous thought produced by cultivation will it turn out well.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2010 New York Fa Conference”)
I think the lessons we’ve already learned–to clarify the truth with wisdom and rationality but not zealotry, wanting to save the person rather than achieve a result, having strong righteous thoughts that can only come from Fa study and true cultivation practice, and sending forth righteous thoughts while clarifying the truth to eliminate the factors in other dimensions that are the real block preventing people from listening–all make a solid basis for our work now.
We are not ordinary people, though we look like them. The immense power of the Great Fa of the cosmos is behind us, ready to act when our righteous thoughts are strong. Master said in “Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”:
“Your gong that has been elevated to your original heavenly position will function only if combined with your righteous thoughts in the Fa. If you do not study the Fa and are away from the Fa, your gong cannot be mobilized, because that is Fa’s power.”
““When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” In fact, that is how it is. […] If you can actually do it, you will indeed find: “After passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead!””
Thank you Master for giving us more opportunities to save more people and to catch up!
Please point out anything not on the Fa.